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    Dusko's Algae Guide

    Hi Edvert, I think I have fixed the issue. For some reason one of the apps on the page hijacked my page. By changing the template the issue disappeared ... and that app disappeared too :cigar: will have to change template on all the pages though. Just to add; I am not having any tanks anymore...
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    Interesting fact about natural CO2 in Lowtech/Walstad

    You see when I switched off my CO2 the DC turned back to blue! That is why I reacted with surprise when DC turned green after so many month :shock:
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    Interesting fact about natural CO2 in Lowtech/Walstad

    I have 2cm deep potting soil layer which according to Diana will give lots of CO2 in such set-ups (less light because of the floating plants) Yes, this could be it since I have never changed it since started. I didn't even remove the 2 HOB filters nor the ceramic disc CO2 diffuser, as stated...
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    Interesting fact about natural CO2 in Lowtech/Walstad

    Hi all, long time no see :D howyalldoin' ?! Thanks to some very stressful time in my professional life (which also effected my private life) I neglected all my planted aquariums for a long time now (approx 8 month). Beside feeding the fish and occasionally removing some overgrown plants...
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    White spot?

    Fish can handle it but I didn't do any water changes after the salt/heat treatment for at least a month if not longer. That salt amount is not much in comparison with salt water where you need 6 kg of salt for 180 litres :wink: Glad you did it! Regards, Dusko
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    White spot?

    On Aqua Hobby it sais; This is how I dose salt even with plants like Cryptos, Crinum, Aponogeton, Anubias, Valls. Read this article; http://www.aquahobby.com/articles/e_ich2.php My Otos didn't suffer but I did create a very strong surface agitation and am using strong pumps (15 x turnover of...
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    White spot?

    What I did in the past and worked very well for me is next; 1 tea spoon of ordinary table salt (without iodine) per 40 litres (premixed in aquarium water before added to the tank), raised the temp to 30' Celsius, improved the surface agitation, dosed Easy Life FFM, re-dosed with NPK+traces and...
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    Green Water - Dusko's lazy solution to the problem

    My drop checker is blue now. No additional CO2 and no algae still. Overgrown at the moment, I have to trim the plants soon.
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    Green Water - Dusko's lazy solution to the problem

    Agreed :) This is a Hi-light Walstad method :mrgreen: Just to add; This tank has a 4cm layer of potting soil and is dosed 2 times a week with Tropica+ Note!!! During the GW I only disconnected the CO2 not the NPK/traces. I still dosed Tropica+ once a week.
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    Green Water - Dusko's lazy solution to the problem

    I got a very bad algae bloom (Green Water) due to CO2 malfunctioning ( + 2 of my HOBs malfunctioning also). At first I wasn't sure what to do. I had very little free time and such Green Water case needed many water changes and adjustments. I decided to try something new :-) Instead of everyday...
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    JBL CO2/PH computer

    I work for a Zoo Shop in Sweden and encounter ignorance all the time :) (no hard feelings) I have had and still look after SW tanks and I can tell you one thing; The only thing I can find similar to the FW Plant tank is the lights and the circulation. But when it comes to other things like...
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    Crystal Clear water

    Just for the record, I use to have problems with water clarity in my 180 low tech. When I started using Easy Life FFM (fluid filter medium) my water became very clear. Easy Life FFM has a very good CEC and is able to bind ammo and other particles. Worth trying. I highly recommend this product...
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    Green Film on Surface

    The root problem is the insufficient Eheim pump which circulates 250 gph (approx 950 lph) :) Your tank is 250 litres and should circulate at least 1500 lph or more (I vote for more ;-) ) I had that problem in several tanks and each time I have had weak pumps and very little or none surface...
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    How to dose Easy Nitro and Easy Fosfo?

    Thanks aaronnorth! So dosing 5ml of each Easy Nitro and Easy Fosfo once a week should suffice in Low-Light tanks. This gives us 10 ppm of NO3 and 0.5 ppm of PO4, so in a case I use Easy Carbo I could dose twice a week 5ml of each per 50 litres. Or in a case of Hi-light CO2 injected 3x a week...
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    How to dose Easy Nitro and Easy Fosfo?

    vauxhallmark wrote; No chemistry guru answered so I'll try and bump this thread in hope one finds it and give us more insight into these new products :mrgreen: I mean 2ppm per week seems a bit too low. How much ppm of NO3 do we get if dosing half a tea spoon of KNO3?? (weekly dosage I use...
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